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How to Set the Right Wedding Dress Budget for YOU

It’s a question I hear from so many brides. It’s also a question that you need to answer BEFORE you start shopping if you want to achieve dress success and avoid disappointment, stress, and regret.

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Suzanne Neville Gigi Your Dream Bridal


If you’re a Fall 2022 bride or a 2023 bride and haven’t chosen your wedding dress yet, then allow us to introduce the new Nova Suzanne Neville 2022 bridal collection

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Want to avoid wedding dress regret? Here’s how.

Are you scared of picking the wrong dress? You're not alone.

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What is a Private Bridal Appointment?

The Top 5 Reasons You Will Love a Private Bridal Appointment!! When I decided to open Your Dream Bridal there were a few must-haves: focus 100% on bridal only, unique designers, dresses that are made sustainably, ethically, and local whenever possible, and a better bridal experience than what other Boston area bridal stores were offering. […]

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Clean and Preserve a Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation

Not sure what to do with your wedding gown? The best thing to do is to have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved. This way you can store it easily, donate it, or sell it.

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Your Dream Dress Appointment in 2021

UPDATE AS OF MAY 28, 2021 I am happy to announce that brides can now bring their guests at full capacity, which for my shop is 5 plus the bride. Every bride still has access to using the Zoom Wall for their appointment for any guests that can not make it. As for masks, for […]

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How to shop for your wedding dress during COVID-19 at home safely!

As we continue to stay at home for the good of our families and community, it’s hard to not be able to meet with brides and help them feel beautiful in finding their dream dress. I have been asked a lot now if I can meet with just one bride or ship dresses to try […]

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6 tips on how to store your wedding dress before your wedding

Every little girl dreams of walking down the aisle in the perfect wedding dress. Finding the perfect dress can make or break your wedding. So you scour every rack in every store to try on countless different styles until you find it – “the one”. But what should you do with it until your wedding, […]

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Find the right boutique, find the perfect dress!

Just like other wedding vendors, there are many bridal shops to consider. Each having their own gown selection, style and personality. It can be overwhelming and hard to determine what is best for you. Let’s make sure you are successful in finding your dream dress based on your wedding style, vision, and budget before booking […]

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When to book an appointment – Step 4

Your venue and date are set. You took our advice from the last two weeks and figured out which bridal boutiques have both the right price range of gowns and will deliver the best experience (missed those blog posts – read here and here). So now it’s time to get shopping, right? Almost….. Bridal gown shopping is not […]

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‘Made-to-Measure’ vs ‘Made-to-Order’?

What are the differences between ‘bespoke’, ‘made-to-measure’, ‘made-to-order’ and ‘off the rack’ wedding dresses? We frequently hear different terms for wedding dresses, such as bespoke, made-to-measure, made-to-order and off-the-rack, but often brides are not sure what they mean. Let me explain how each type of wedding dress service works and how much you should expect […]

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Tip: Dress Timeline – Step 3

But when should you start shopping for your wedding gown?

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Researching the right bridal shop for you – part 2

Your goal in picking the best stores to shop at are the ones that are going to deliver an exceptional experience for you and the people you bring with you.

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Best Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Researching the right bridal shop for you – Step 1 is Budget

Chances are, if you’re engaged, you have BIG feelings about gown shopping. Step 1 is so important!

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3 Dress Shopping Rules for Guests

So your BFF just asked you to join her wedding dress shopping entourage and, of course, you couldn’t be more excited! Well, even if you aren’t, you had better act as if you are. If someone has chosen you to help them select the single most important dress they will ever wear, then it’s safe […]

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Wedding Dress Shopping Myths

There are so many misconceptions about shopping for your wedding gown shopping & we're sharing the most common myths.

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Wedding Dress Shopping 101 – Find the Gown

Shopping for a wedding gown can be one of the most memorable experiences of the wedding planning process. Keep these tips in mind to help the process go smoother.

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